A TALE OF TWO WORLDS,  AN INVERSION OVER THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE?

After a significant remodeling the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA) reopened its doors this July with an exhibition held jointly with the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt with the aim of reviewing the modern collections facing a global art history.

By María Lucía Nielsen

A TALE OF TWO WORLDS, AN INVERSION OVER THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE?

LUIS CAMNITZER AT REINA SOFÍA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

Since October 17th at the National Museum of Arts Reina Sofía (Madrid), Hospicio de utopías fallidas (Hospice of Failed Utopias) retrospective of Luis Camnitzer, is exhibited. Under the curatorship of Octavio Zaya, the exhibition aims to provide an integral look over the German-Uruguayan artist, essayist, composer and pedagogue artworks.

LUIS CAMNITZER AT REINA SOFÍA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

Ph: Filipe Berndt

On October 6th at Galería Leme, in São Paulo (Brazil), inaugurated "⌾" -symbol that refers to the sun- a collective exhibition commissioned by Catarina Duncan (Rio de Janeiro 1993), constituted through the work of seventeen artists who use symbology as a language. The work will remain in the gallery until November 3rd.

 

The exhibition aims to build, through all it artworks, an imaginary where the symbology is overlapped with the traditional language to explain and criticize political issues. Also, establish relationships between the human and empirical and the hidden and unknown.

 

The symbol that bears the name of the exhibition - "⌾" - explained curator Catarina Duncan, is an appropriation of an icon used by a diversity of cultures to represent the sun and the manifestation of the divine. "Brazil is going through a very delicate moment and I like to see this show as a way of resistance, although it was not the intention of the curator," said Tatiana Gonçales in conversation with Arte Al Día and added: "Catarina opted for a more transversal research on multidisciplinary artists: Mahku - Artists Movement Huni Kuin (Brazilian indigenous ethnicity), Abdias Nascimento (revolutionary, politician, poet, etc), Camila Mota (Teatro Oficina’s actress), etc. "

 

Catarina Duncan plays with the contradictions that manifest the interpretation of the same symbol, in this case the Sun. On the one hand, for some this is an immense source of light that brings life and allows the perception of things. On the other hand, the same symbol can be interpreted as a circle or a point: synonyms of perfection (a third level of meaning that emerges from one of the many interpretations). In this sense, it was  Cabelo’s artwork Ovo Bomba (2018) which gave rise to the name and central axis of the entire exhibition.

 

Regarding the symbols, Carl G. Jung wrote: "What we call a symbol is a term, a name

or image that may be familiar to us in daily life, though it has special connotations beyond its obvious and

conventional meaning. It implies something vague, unknown or hidden to us."

 

Artists: Abdias Nascimento, Aline Motta, Antonio Pichillá, Cabelo, Camila Mota, Christian Lenhardt, Dan Coopey, Frederico Filippi, Ismael David, MAHKU - Movimento dos Artistas Huni Kuin, Mariana de Matos, Moisés Patrício, Mônica Ventura, Raphael Escobar, Rodrigo Well, Vania Medeiros, Vivian Caccuri.

A SYMBOLIC UNIVERSE OCCUPIES LEME GALLERY

Ph: Pepe Mateos.

Today at 6:30 p.m. at Plaza Independencia (San Miguel de Tucumán) inaugurates the Eighth Argentine Biennial of Documentary Photography. With a complete program -exhibitions, debates, workshops, and review of portfolios- and first-class guests, the biennial will be held in the capital of Tucumán until Monday, October 22.

TUCUMÁN: THE EIGHTH ARGENTINE BIENNIAL OF DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY INAUGURATES

JOSÉ ANTONIO NAVARRETE PRESENTS, "WRITING ABOUT LATINAMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY. TEXTS ANTHOLOGY, 1925-1970"

The Cuban-Venezuelan researcher and independent curator of culture and visual arts José Antonio Navarrete, former curator of photography at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and head of the Division of Curatorship, Research, Education and Library of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas Sofia Imber, among other things, publishes her new work: Escribiendo sobre fotografía en América Latina. Antología de Textos, 1925- 1970 (Writing about  Latinamerican photography. Texts Anthology, 1925-1970).

JOSÉ ANTONIO NAVARRETE PRESENTS, "WRITING ABOUT LATINAMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY. TEXTS ANTHOLOGY, 1925-1970"

AN EXHIBITION WHERE SPACE TAKES A BODY

On October 26, at SKETCH gallery new space in Bogotá inaugurates huésped (guest), by Matías Armendaris. Through an immersive installation, the Ecuadorian artist transforms the space into an organic body.

AN EXHIBITION WHERE SPACE TAKES A BODY

Pasión y muerte de un impresor, 1979.

Until January 14th, at the Amparo Museum in Mexico, a retrospective of the great Polish artist Marcos Kurtycz (1934-1996) is exhibited. In 1968, he traveled to the Central American country, where he spent the rest of his career. Under the curatorship of Francisco Reyes Palma, Contra el estado de guerra, un arte de acción total (Against the state of war, a total action art) explores the artworks of one of the action art pioneers.

MÉXICO: MARCOS KURTYCZ AT AMPARO MUSEUM

FELIPE MUJICA AT MEDELLIN'S MODERN ART MUSEUM

Yesterday at the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín (MAMM) inaugurated Estamos más unidos a lo invisible que a lo visible (We are more united to the invisible than to the visible), an individual exhibition of the Chilean artist Felipe Mujica. The artworks exhibited in the Foundations Hall of the museum focuses on the production of curtains that Mujica has been developing for more than a decade with Johanna Unzueta and local embroiderers of the places where these have been produced.

FELIPE MUJICA AT MEDELLIN'S MODERN ART MUSEUM

Zokos, Miento, Pintura acrílica 90 x 30 cm 2018.

Tomorrow afternoon at Casa Hoffman (Bogotá, Colombia) inaugurates TRANSMUTAR exhibition. Curated by the director of the curatorship department of the Contemporary Art Museum of Bogotá Juan David Quintero, the show is part of the winning exhibition cycle of the Plastic Arts Programming Scholarship in Bogotá Red Santa Fe Gallery of the District Institute of the Arts (IDARTES).

TRANSMUTAR: ART IRRUPTION IN URBAN SPACES

MACIZO FAIR AT EL DORADO

Espacio El Dorado opens its call to participate in the first edition of Macizo, a design and independent publications fair that aims to gather ideas, initiatives and brands from the creative sector.

MACIZO FAIR AT EL DORADO

OSCAR MUÑOZ 2018 WINNER OF THE HASSELBLAD AWARD

The Swedish company specialized in large and medium format cameras, handed out the Hasselblad Award 2018 yesterday - a prize awarded every year to a photographer or prominent artist. The company announced Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz as 2018 winner. 

OSCAR MUÑOZ 2018 WINNER OF THE HASSELBLAD AWARD

ALBA FERNANDA TRIANA: THE BEGINNING OF AN INTENSIVE JOURNEY

Convened by COINCIDENCIA- Pro Helvetia program, the Colombian artist Alba Fernanda Triana begins a two-year creative project. With a first journey to the CERN institute - the world's most important particles research center - and the University of Zurich for the Arts (ZHdK) during October, the artist embarks on an extensive research project.

ALBA FERNANDA TRIANA: THE BEGINNING OF AN INTENSIVE JOURNEY

Joao Ribas, curador de Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures. Ph: Serralves Museum.

At the Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto (Portugal), a controversial North American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe`s (1946-1989) exhibitiom is held since September 20. However, artists, gallery owners and collectors announced their rejection to a series of censorship measures taken by the institution causing the resignation of the Artistic Director of the Serralves Museum and curator of the exhibition, Joao Ribas.

By Matías Helbig

CENSORSHIP AND CONTROVERSY AT THE SERRALVES CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF PORTO

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LINA BO BARDI AT JUAN MARCH FOUNDATION

In the framework of the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Tupí or not tupí. Brazil, 1946-1992 inaugurating tomorrow, on October 8th at Juan March Foundation (Madrid, Spain) The exhibition explained will be held. In conversation with Mara Sánchez Llorens -curator- and Juan Manuel Bonet -an artistic critic specialized in Brazilian art of the 20th century-, the initiative will be moderated by the architect Santiago de Molina.

LINA BO BARDI AT JUAN MARCH FOUNDATION

Casa Vicens, Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2018.

Until September 30th, the city of Barcelona has been taken over by twenty-eight galleries. Bringing the local production of the Catalan province to the international scene, since September 26, Barcelona Gallery Weekend  five-day program with guided tours and meetings is held.

BARCELONA GALLERY WEEKEND

SINAPSIS, BY COTTY OXENFORD

To judge an artistic expression is not an easy thing. It is about judging the subjectivity of another within one's sensitivity. Therefore, the text is nothing more than an opinion of another opinion. And reading this is only the multiplication of that process. This is how this review should be read, because that is what the solo exhibition Sinapsis, that takes place in OdA Espacio de Arte (Buenos Aires, Argentina), is all about.
 

By Matías Helbig

SINAPSIS, BY COTTY OXENFORD

Memorial, installation view, 2009. Ph: Alexander Gray Associates

At the Skissernas Museum (The Museum of Sketches for Public Art) of Sweden opens today, October 4, a collective exhibition dedicated to memory. Based on the works of a diversity of artists, including Uruguayan Luis Camnitzer, Memory Matters emphasizes the importance of collective memory in societies.

MEMORY AS A CENTRAL THEME

THE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF PERU ARE ALSO HELD AT ICPNA

Until November 4th at the ICPNA of Miraflores it hosts the second central exhibition of the Fine Arts Museum centennial anniversary: Una trayectoria de imágenes: 1918-2018 (Images trajectory: 1918-2018). The show is curated by Max Hernández and Augusto del Valle in order to make an illustration of the artistic genres developed in that institution during its history.

THE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF PERU ARE ALSO HELD AT ICPNA

Ph: Guido Limardo

Within the framework of the exhibition Historia de dos mundos (Tale of two worlds), held at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA) on the occasion of its recent reopening, the institution presents Los elegidos de Greco. Leo García interpreta las canciones de Besos brujos. This will be held on October 11th in honor to the great Argentine artist Alberto Greco.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BUENOS AIRES SAYS GOODBYE TO ALBERTO GRECO'S "BESOS BRUJOS"

ONE DROP AT A TIME, BY MARK LEE KOVEN

After his residency at ARTSail, in South Florida, Mark Lee Koven presents One Drop at a Time, an immersive installation where viewers participate in it. Concurring education, technology and art, this experience aims to raise awareness among the public regarding over their environmental environments.

ONE DROP AT A TIME, BY MARK LEE KOVEN

FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS A BASQUIAT HUGE RETROSPECTIVE

From October 3rd to January 14th, at Frank Gehry's building, the Louis Vuitton Foundation will exhibit a hundred works by the renowned artist and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition aims to make a journey throughout the American artist career that goes from 1980 to 1988, because of his early death.

FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS A BASQUIAT HUGE RETROSPECTIVE

ON AIR: TOMÁS SARACENO AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

From October 17th to January 13th, the Palays de Tokyo (Paris) is transformed into an exclusive museum Tomás Saraceno artwork. As part of the Carte Blanche program -started in 2013 with Phillipe Parreno intervention-, the Parisian exhibition center invited the Argentine artist to occupy it's 13,000 m² with his most recent and extensive work: On Air, project that aims to establish an alternative relationship with the planet.

ON AIR: TOMÁS SARACENO AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

Dentro de mim, 2018

Plastic artist and photographer, with 84 years and an ongoing exhibition at Helga de Alvear Art Gallery (Spain), Helena Almeida died this morning at her home in Sintra, Portugal. With an important number of works, the Portuguese artist was one of the most outstanding figures in European contemporary art.

HELENA ALMEIDA, AN ARTIST WHO LIVES IN OUR MEMOIRS

Becú durante el montaje de la exposición en Bruchou.

On Thursday 27th at Leandro Alem Avenue 928 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the plastic artist Juan Becú transforms Bruchou Law Firm into an art gallery. After a first edition with works by Vicente Grondona, the Bruchou Art Department bets again on national art.

JUAN BECÚ AT BRUCHOU LEGAL STUDY

Kindred Spirits, de Asher Brown Durand.

The Coral Gables Museum of Florida inaugurates on October 5th Kindred Spirits: Ten Artists by The Hudson, a collective exhibition of Cuban artists curated by Anelys Alvarez. It will take place at the Fewell Gallery until December 9th.

HUDSON'S VALLEY CUBAN ART

MARÍA JOSÉ ARJONA EN ESCUELA ABIERTA (FLORA)

Convocada por FLORA ars+natura –como parte del programa Escuela Abierta-, el espacio de Bogotá especializado en arte y naturaleza, la bailarina María José Arjona reflexionará sobre las relaciones entre el cuerpo, el archivo y la memoria: procesos donde el cuerpo actúa tanto como traductor como contenedor.

MARÍA JOSÉ ARJONA EN ESCUELA ABIERTA (FLORA)

TURNER WATERCOLORS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF ARGENTINA

On Wednesday, September 26, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires (Argentina) inaugurates a J. M. W. Turner solo show. With an unprecedented exhibition in the country, 85 watercolors of the English painter will be exhibited until February 17th.

TURNER WATERCOLORS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF ARGENTINA

CINEMA AND PSYCHOANALYSIS AT THE RECOLETA CULTURAL CENTER

Direct from the Cinematheque of Berlin to the Recoleta Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina) TESA Foundation presents  Películas en la mente: psicología y cine desde Sigmund Freud (Films in the mind: psychology and cinema since Sigmund Freud)  will be exhibited at Cronopios Room from September 27th  to December 13th.

CINEMA AND PSYCHOANALYSIS AT THE RECOLETA CULTURAL CENTER

CLAUDIA JAGUARIBE AT LINA BO BARDI'S GLASS HOUSE

Until October 27th, at Lina Bo Bardi’s Institute, Claudia Jaguaribe exhibition In Lina’s garden, moves from one pole to another, configuring in that multiplicity of dichotomies (public-private, universal-intimate, etc.) a conspiracy of what is found in the artistic medium.

CLAUDIA JAGUARIBE AT LINA BO BARDI'S GLASS HOUSE

THROUGH HER WORK, COCO FUSCO EXPLORES CUBAN PRESENT

On October 11, with a preview, The Ringling State Art Museum of Florida presents an individual exhibition of the Cuban-American artist and writer Coco Fusco. Twilight, compiles a series of works made by the artist in relation to the Cuban political and social situation during the process of progressive disintegration of the revolution.

THROUGH HER WORK, COCO FUSCO EXPLORES CUBAN PRESENT

Sarah Lucas, Aun Naturel, 1994. Ph: Sadie Coles.

From September 25th at the New Museum in New York, Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel, great retrospective of the controversial and diverse work of the British artist Sarah Lucas will take place. Recognized from her participation in the Young British Artists (YBA's), Lucas is one of the pioneers and referents of the ready-made, mainly addressing gender and cultural identity issues.

SARAH LUCAS AT THE NEW MUSEUM OF NEW YORK

URBANITY AND MYSTICISM AT LABOR GALLERY

Mexican LABOR art gallery opens this afternoon Cenote, the fourth solo exhibition that Pablo Vargas Lugo (1968) will hold in this space. On this occasion, the Mexican artist immerses himself in the social imaginary of his country, appropriating esoteric and ritual elements for its later materialization.

URBANITY AND MYSTICISM AT LABOR GALLERY

CHILE: ROSER BRU AT EL TRANQUE CULTURAL CENTER

At El Tranque Cultural Center (Chile), since August 31, an individual exhibition is held in honor of Roser Bru, the Catalan artist recognized in 2016 with the National Prize of Plastic Arts. Vínculos y complicidades (Links and complicities), carried out in the neighborhood of Lo Barnechea has the curatorship of Beatriz Huidobro Hott.

CHILE: ROSER BRU AT EL TRANQUE CULTURAL CENTER

STRANGE THNIGS IN CÓRDOBA

It wanders satisfied around the borders of the global mainstream fairs circuit, Mercado de Arte Contemporáneo – Córdoba, an annual event that brings together a set of galleries, collectives and collections in the second most important city in Argentina.

By Francisco Marchiaro

STRANGE THNIGS IN CÓRDOBA

DIASPORA, AN EXHIBITION THAT EXPLORES CITIZEN CONSTRUCTION

During yesterday afternoon at Quimera Gallery, located in Güemes 4474 (Buenos Aires), Eric Markowski appropriates the gallery space with a can of meat monument. Like a great alphabet soup, the exhibition curated by Sebastián Vidal Mackinson seeks to reconstruct history and understand citizen construction processes that materialize history.

By Matías Helbig

DIASPORA, AN EXHIBITION THAT EXPLORES CITIZEN CONSTRUCTION

ELLS I NOSALTRES: A CURATORIAL PROJECT THAT EXPLORES THE LINK BETWEEN MEN AND ANIMALS

At Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Palma (Mallorca, Spain) inaugurates an unprecedented exhibition tomorrow. Ells i nosaltres (They and us), puts into dialogue works of different periods -from baroque to contemporary art- focused on the analysis of the figure and conception of the animal and the human throughout the history of humanity through art.

By Matías Helbig

ELLS I NOSALTRES: A CURATORIAL PROJECT THAT EXPLORES THE LINK BETWEEN MEN AND ANIMALS

PATRICIA CAMET QUESTIONS MASSIVE PRODUCTION PROCESSES

From damages -ecological, social, human, etc.- generated by the mass consumption system that currently prevails, Patricia Camet exhibits in PONCE + ROBLES a unique work. Composed of plastic waste, Emoticons x M2, the work of the Peruvian artist consists of more than 1300 objects grouped into small "communities" that evoke symbols.

PATRICIA CAMET QUESTIONS MASSIVE PRODUCTION PROCESSES

Pullitzer Arts Foudation.

On September 14th at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (Washington), two exhibitions inaugurate at the same time: Ruth Asawa's Life's Work, and Lola Álvarez Bravo's Picturing Mexico.

TWO EXCEPTIONAL RETROSPECTIVES AT THE PULITZER ARTS FOUNDATION

GIROVAGO: VICENTE MATTE’S SOLO SHOW INAGURATES NEW SPACE AT THE CHILEAN CAPITAL

In the new contemporary art space The Intuitive Machine -art gallery located in Santiago, Chile-, Giróvago, by Vicente Matte. Constituted by a series of paintings, the exhibition that inaugurated the new Chilean gallery will remain until September 14.

GIROVAGO: VICENTE MATTE’S SOLO SHOW INAGURATES NEW SPACE AT THE CHILEAN CAPITAL

INFINITO VÃO: A JOURNEY THROUGH BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE

In the Portuguese architectural space Casa da Arquitectura, Infinito Vão will open on September 28: a collective exhibition that covers ninety years of Brazilian architecture. Curated by Fernando Serapião and Guilherme Wisnik, the exhibition will be accompanied by a program of bilateral activities (Brazil and Portugal) curated by Nuno Sampaio, executive director of Casa da Arquitectura.

INFINITO VÃO: A JOURNEY THROUGH BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE

BAPHOTO 2018: AUDITORIUM , A SPACE OF RELFEXION AND DEBATE

With a complete program BAphoto auditorium was one of the main attractions of the fair. Figures such as Matías Feldman, Mercedes Funes, Marina Font and Andrés Ditella made of the the auditorium a center for debate and reflection.

BAPHOTO 2018: AUDITORIUM , A SPACE OF RELFEXION AND DEBATE

Pablo Masino en BAphoto 2018. Ph: Francisa Etchegaray.

The fourteenth edition of the specialized fair in Latin American photography Baphoto has an international and diverse selection emphasized on the different ways of approaching artistic exploration through the medium. At the Buenos Aires Fairground La Rural, Dr. Emilio Solanet’s pavilion is divided into eight sections, each one curated by a specific curator: Ana Luiza Fonseca for Photobook Tijuana, Alfredo Aracil for Fuera de Foco, Francisco Medail for Artista Homenaje, Florencia Portocarrero for Special Rooms, Mercedes Claus for Links Projects and Rodrigo Alonso for Videoprojects.

By Matías Helbig

BAPHOTO 2018: FOUR ARTISTS WHO SHOULD NOT PASS UP

Ph: Francisca Etchegaray.

The fourteenth edition of the specialized fair in Latin American photography Baphoto has an international and diverse selection emphasized on the different ways of approaching artistic exploration through the medium. At the Buenos Aires Fairground La Rural, Dr. Emilio Solanet’s pavilion is divided into eight sections, each one curated by a specific curator: Ana Luiza Fonseca for Photobook Tijuana, Alfredo Aracil for Fuera de Foco, Francisco Medail for Artista Homenaje, Florencia Portocarrero for Special Rooms, Mercedes Claus for Links Projects and Rodrigo Alonso for Videoprojects

By Matías Helbig

BAPHOTO 2018: FOUR ARTISTS WHO SHOULD NOT PASS UP

Avelluto, Costa Peuser y Avogadro cortando la cinta en la inauguración de BAphoto 2018. Ph: Francisca Etchegaray.

Officially inaugurates BAphoto 2018, the most important photography fair in Latin America. After a lunch between gallerists, collectors and artists, Diego Costa Peuser, director and founder of the fair, Enrique Avogadro, minister of culture of the city of Buenos Aires, and Pablo Avelluto, secretary of culture of the Nation, made the traditional cut of tape.

BAPHOTO 2018, THE MOST IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR IN LATIN AMERICA INAUGURATES

Render del nuevo espacio Galería Athena.

Brazilian galleries Galeria Athena Contemporânea and Athena Galeria recently announced the creation of the new headquarters at Botafogo neighborhood, in the city of Rio de Janeiro: both spaces will be now united under the name of Galeria Athena.

ATHENA GALLERY, A NEW SPACE FOR BRAZILIAN CONTEMPORARY ART

Ph: Televisa.

September 2 marked a tragic day for the Brazilian and world cultural heritage: the National Museum of Brazil, located in the center of  Rio de Janeiro was devoured by flames. According to the statement of officials and members of the museum, this was a foreseeable tragedy given the budget cuts that the museum had been suffering for years.

200 YEARS OF HISTORY CONSUMED BY THE FIRE

VAN EYCK RESIDENCE 2018

The Van Eyck Residence 2018 opened its call. Until October 1st, all those artists, photographers, designers, curators, writers and critics who wish to participate are invited to apply for the residency at the Van Eyck Academy.

VAN EYCK RESIDENCE 2018

BAPHOTO 2018: AN ODE TO PHOTOBOOKS

Within the framework of BAphoto fourteenth edition that inaugurates on Thursday, Larivière Foundation will hold an award for photobook projects for Latin American artists.

BAPHOTO 2018: AN ODE TO PHOTOBOOKS

Shoeboats, 2007-2008.

The Art Sonje Center of Korea presents Francis Alÿs work The Logbook of Gibraltar, the first individual exhibition of the artist in this country. The Belgian artist who lives in Mexico since the 80s inaugurates the exhibition this afternoon.

FRANCIS ALŸS EXPLORES GEOPOLITICAL BORDERS

AURAS ANÓNIMAS, AN ARTWORK AGAINST OBLIVION

In the year 2000, a photograph of Cesar Herrera illustrated the sad news of three men deceased by the armed conflict in Colombia. That day, the artist Beatriz González cut out that image and deposited it with many others previously published in the newspapers. It is from these photographs that in 2009, the Colombian artist would intervene the popular columbarium of the Bogotá cemetery to carry out her work Auras Anónimas (Anonymous Auras).

AURAS ANÓNIMAS, AN ARTWORK AGAINST OBLIVION

PATRICK CHARPENEL: THE FACE BEHIND EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO

In the middle of Museo del Barrio’s (MB) renovation and professionalization of Las Galerías (Galleries) and El Teatro (Heckscher Theater) carried out since November of the past year, this institution delegated the general direction to Patrick Charpenel. Figure with trajectory, Charpenel assumed the direction of the museum located in New York focused on Latin American art, so to transmit from his management his extensive curatorial career in relation to Latin American contemporary art.

PATRICK CHARPENEL: THE FACE BEHIND EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM HAS A NEW CURATOR-AT-LARGE

The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) announced the incorporation of Christian Viveros-Fauné as Curator-at-Large. According to the USFCAM statement, Viveros-Fauné took office on August 7th. In addition, he will be in charge of the Kennedy Family Visiting Scholar of the USF School of Art and Art History during the 2018-2019 periods.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM HAS A NEW CURATOR-AT-LARGE

ALEXANDER AND BONIN AT THE WEEK OF ART OF SAO PAULO

Occupying booth 20 of the Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras at Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, the New York gallery Alexander and Bonin will be part of the Brazilian Art Week that takes place from August 31st to September 3rd.

ALEXANDER AND BONIN AT THE WEEK OF ART OF SAO PAULO

Ph: Art Basel courtesy.

From September 6 to September 12, in BAphoto and the Gallery Weekend BA framework, Buenos Aires City participates in one of the most important weeks through the international art scene. That's what the Art Basel Cities Week is about: a window into the world for the local art market.

BUENOS AIRES ART BASEL CITIES WEEK

BAPHOTO PRESENTS WUNDERKRAMMER AND SPECIAL ROOMS

Dedicated to photography origins, the Wunderkrammer space aims to highlight the different materialities, technological processes and social uses of the medium assuming the challenge of stimulating a new type of collection in emergency.

BAPHOTO PRESENTS WUNDERKRAMMER AND SPECIAL ROOMS

Ph: Rolf Art Galería.

On the eve of BAphoto - the Argentine photography fair that will take place on September 6, 7, 8 and 9 at La Rural space- the Argentinean art scene, specially photography scene, is tied by hands: according to the International Works of Art Circulation Law (Nº 24633) photography is not considered as such. What does this imply? The medium, unlike other artistic expressions such as painting, sculpture, or installations, among others –all of them benefited by the Need and Urgency Decree (DNU) established in January- has the obligation to hire an expensive customs broker to send a work abroad (without mentioning the annoying and bureaucratic process that artists, collectors and gallerists must go through). Otherwise, they should translate the work outside the country informally.

By Matías Helbig

THE ARGENTINE PHOTOGRAPHY STAGNATED BETWEEN THE WALLS OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWER

OSLO BIENNIAL 2019

In May 2019, the capital city of Norway, Oslo, will hold the first edition of the Oslo Biennial. Curated by Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, sui generis biennial is the product of a research project carried out by the curators themselves: OSLO PILOT.

OSLO BIENNIAL 2019

Coco Fusco, The Couple in the Cage: A Guatinaui Odyssey, 1993.

The New York art gallery Alexander Gray Associates announced that starting tomorrow at the Contemporary Arts Museaum Houston, in Texas, Luis Camnitzer and Coco Fusco will participate at Walls Turned Sideways, a collective exhibition that critices criminal justice system, mass incarceration and the industrial penitentiary complex.

LUIS CAMNITZER AND COCO FUSCO ARE PART OF A COLLECTIVE MUTE IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON

 BAPHOTO: WHAT GALLERIES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE MAIN SECTOR?

In two weeks, BAphoto, the most important photography art fair in Latin America, open La Rural (Ferial Space of Buenos Aires) doors. From September 7th to September 9th, the, the fair celebrates its fourteenth edition. Within a few days, the BAphoto team describes the Main Sector attractions.

BAPHOTO: WHAT GALLERIES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE MAIN SECTOR?

Creative Time Summit 2017.

Creative Time Summit eleventh edition  -a Creative Time program for thinkers and producers related to art and politics-is on the horizon and this time with a novelty: it will take place from November 1st to November 3rd, for the first time in Miami, Florida.

CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT, THIS YEAR WITH THE EYES OVER MIAMI

Notes for a Cannon 2016. Installation view, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2016. Ph: Denis Mortell

From September 7th to October 27th at Alexander and Bonin, Emily Jacir presents La mia mappa (My Map) -name derived from a photograph she took in Rome-, an exhibition that covers the most recent works of the Palestinian artist.

LA MIA MAPPA, AN EXHIBITION THAT EXPLORES TEMPORARY CONVENTIONS AND THE ELEMENTS THAT COMPOSE THE HISTORY

“ESTRATÉGIA CONCEITUAIS”: THE RESISTANCE OF ART DURING MILITARY DICTATORS

On August 25th , at Bergamin & Gomide Gallery (São Paulo, Brazil), Estratégias Coceituais (Conceptual Strategies) inaugurates: a collective exhibition that covers all the work carried out during the 60s, 70s and 80s, period in which military dictatorships were established over most Latin American countries. Curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, the exhibition can be visited until October 20.

“ESTRATÉGIA CONCEITUAIS”: THE RESISTANCE OF ART DURING MILITARY DICTATORS

Ph: SCAD courtesey.

From September 13th to January 27th, El Museo del Barrio presents Other Situations, an individual exhibition by Liliana Porter curated by Humberto Moro, curator of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) exhibitions.

LILIANA PORTER AT MUSEO DEL BARRIO

Ph: Gustavo Lagarde

In the spaces of Cerquone Projects, Caracas, more than twenty works in medium and large format made by the Venezuelan artist Yoshi during the last seven years make up the exhibition Superficies Alteradas (Altered Surfaces), under the curatorship of Lorena González Inneco and the museography of Jean Nouel.

By Manuel Vásquez Ortega

YOSHI'S ALTERED SURFACES

"NUBES DE PASO", BY PABLO ACCINELLI AT MALBA

At the first room of the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), the Argentine artist Pablo Accinelli (Buenos Aires, 1983) exhibits Nubes de paso (Clouds on the way), a staging that represents the tools for cleaning, construction and storage. Florencia Cherñajovsky, who wrote the curatorial text of Accinelli’s show, curates the exhibition.

"NUBES DE PASO", BY PABLO ACCINELLI AT MALBA

LIMA: BILLY HARE AT GALERÍA DEL PASEO

Starting Monday, August 20th, at Galería del Paseo, in Lima, Peru, Billy Hare presents his solo exhibition ARBÓREAS. Composed through the diversities of the Peruvian landscape, Hare's photographs constitute an important part of the contemporary photography of his country.

LIMA: BILLY HARE AT GALERÍA DEL PASEO

Ph: Abigail Enzaldo y Emiliio García.

Until September 9th, at the Jumex Foundation (Mexico), Memorias del subdesarrollo (Memories of the underdevelopment), a collective exhibition that explores the paradigmatic changes generated within the Latin American visual arts during the 70s and 80s takes place.

JUMEX FOUNDATION: "MEMORIAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO"

"La cosa está candela". Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia (MAMU), 2017.

After almost three decades of experience and international recognition, the most important collective of the Cuban scene dissolves. Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) integrated by Marco Antonio Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez announced their separation.

THE CARPENTERS, THE END OF A CHAPTER

WITH TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS, MAC NITERÓI PROPOSES A DEBATE ON DIVERSITY

Since August 11th, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (MAC) presents two exhibitions of Brazilian artists: A vida renasce, sempre (Life reborn, always), a solo show by Sonia Gomes, and Brinquedo de furar moletom (Piercing pants toy), by Jaime Lauriano. The curatorship is by Pablo León de la Barra and Raphael Fonseca.

WITH TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS, MAC NITERÓI PROPOSES A DEBATE ON DIVERSITY

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER EXPLORES HEDONISM DURING FESTIVE EVENTS

At the Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) the Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander is showing her video installation Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue (Ash Wednesday / Epilogue), a work she did with the collaboration of Cao Guimarães.

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER EXPLORES HEDONISM DURING FESTIVE EVENTS

PANAMA: BOTTOM LINE, BY ANA ELENA GARUZ

Starting on August 11th, Diablo Rosso presents Bottom Line, an individual exhibition by the Panamanian artist Ana Elena Garuz (1971). Diablo Rosso, emerged during 2006 in the Old Town of Panama City as a think tank and also functions as a Latin-American and Panamanian contemporary art exhibition space.

PANAMA: BOTTOM LINE, BY ANA ELENA GARUZ

Fig.1, Freddy Alborta. Exhibición del cadáver de Ernesto Che Guevara, 1967.

The noted art historian John Berger was the first to notice, in the same year of Che's death, in 1967, when the terrible image of the Bolivian photographer Freddy Alborta was published for the first time, its overwhelming similarity with the dead Christ (1480 -90) of Mantegna and with the lesson of anatomy (1632) of Rembrandt. According to Eduardo Grüner, with "the disappearance of the living body" and with the possibility of imagining Che "beyond death," his image was installed in the collective imagination as a very powerful embodiment of the myth of the revolutionary, full of Affective resonances related to the figure of Christ.

By Dina Comisarenco Mirkin

THE RESURRECTION OF THE HERO: THE LAST FACE OF CHE GUEVARA IN FREDDY ALBORTA AND LEANDRO KATZ WORKS

Julián Brangold en su estudio de Colegiales. Ph:

After a stay of more than three years in Berlin, Julian Brangold (1986) is reinserting himself into the Argentine art scene through tattooing and a new drawing series that highlight the dependence of postmodern humans with technology. Film director at the Film University (FUC), the Argentine painter-far from assuming an apocalyptic stance- seeks to address the problems posed by the new techno-digital paradigm, on the one hand, and to question the speculative relationship that comes from commercialization of works of art, on the other.

By Matías Helbig

JULIÁN BRANGOLD, A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST

SPAIN: AN ART PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN THE NEW MIGRATORY CONTEXT

In the framework of Esther Aldaz exhibition La Casa Contenida (The Contained House), the Centro Cultural el Tanque in collaboration with the Lisson Gallery, opens on Friday 10th  The Radical Hospitality Project, a multi-year initiative (2018/2019) that brings together a distinguished group of writers, curators, architects, artists and choreographers to question the role that certain practices acquire. The aim of this project is the creation of a productive and critical space through which problems with social transformations and migratory flows of recent years are addressed and, from there, to develop new forms of adaptability and coexistence with them.

SPAIN: AN ART PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN THE NEW MIGRATORY CONTEXT

Emily Connell

On August 11th at the District Clay Gallery, Roberto Lugo will present US: Emerging Voices in Clay, his curatorial exhibition. Specialized in ceramics, Lugo is one of the most important references of contemporary art in relation to this technique. In addition, within the framework of the exhibition there will be a talk about ceramics.

A CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS EXHIBITION, CURED BY ONE OF ITS LARGEST EXPONENTS

MEXICO: SOMA WEDNESDAY WITH TANIA BRUGUERA

Next Wednesday, August 8th, the artist Tania Bruguera will be the protagonist of Wednesday SOMA, a program organized by the  Mexican organization every week. On this occasion, with the collaboration of the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC).

MEXICO: SOMA WEDNESDAY WITH TANIA BRUGUERA

ARGENTO, BOTH SIDES OF HISTORY

After the last weeks of Amazonia, the experimental exhibition of photographer Roberto Huarcaya, from August 16, in Rolf ART gallery, in the neighborhood of Recoleta (Buenos, Argentina) will be able to visit the individual exhibition of Cristina Piffer Argento. Aires

ARGENTO, BOTH SIDES OF HISTORY

Sin título, 2018.

After a sublime exhibition by Elena Loson at HACHE Gallery, located in the neighborhood of Villa Crespo (Buenos Aires City, Argentina), the space inagurates  Piedra, Tijera, Papel (Stone, Paper, Scissors), an individual exhibition by Leticia Oobeid curated by Federico Baeza. The exhibition opens on Thursday, August 9th until Saturday, September 15th.

LETICIA OBEID AT HACHE GALLERY

LA FORMA ETÉREA (THE ETHERE FORM), AN INDIVIDUAL EXHIITION OF TIRCO MATUTE AT HILO GALLERY, IN BUENOS AIRES CITY

Since August 9th, on Scalabrini Ortiz 1396 at HILO Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina) the Venezuelan artist Tirco Matute questions, from a material and structural sense, the narrative and formal mechanisms that respect all artistic research. In a way, the show tries to represent and think about the relationship between seeing and showing.

LA FORMA ETÉREA (THE ETHERE FORM), AN INDIVIDUAL EXHIITION OF TIRCO MATUTE AT HILO GALLERY, IN BUENOS AIRES CITY

AN EXHIBITION IN TRIBUTE TO WHAT THE FIRE TOOK OFF

Curated by Rodolfo de Athayde and Ania Rodriguez, Construções Sensíveis: The Latin-American Geometric Experience in the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection brings to Brazil an exploration of Latin American abstraction. In addition, the exhibition that takes place at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro until September 27th, emphasizes the important legacy of Brazilian concretism and the movements of the new concretism.

AN EXHIBITION IN TRIBUTE TO WHAT THE FIRE TOOK OFF

Imagen de taller Memoria de autopublicación y desidencia en Museo Jumex. Ph: Abigail Enzaldo y Emilio García.

After t Memoria de autopublicación y desidencia (Memory of self-publishing and desidence) workshop held at the Jumex Museum in Mexico City, AAzufre, Fiebre ediciones y Casa del Hijo del Ahuizot -all emerging artist collectives- will dialogue with Helena Producciones, the Colombian collective founded in 1997 and based in Cali, emerged as a response of the generation that suffered the excesses and economic chaos of the 80s. The conversation will take place on Saturday 11th at the Jumex Museum.

A PANEL OF ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY AT THE JUMEX MUSEUM IN MEXICO CITY

Estrellas, Ignacio Noguerol.

On August 8 at the Amano Textil Museum, Dualidades en el paisaje de la costa (Dualities in the landscape of the coast), a collective exhibition of the artists Marialejandra Lozano, Ignacio Noguerol and Lara Otiura inagurates.

AT THE TEXTILE AMANO MUSEUM, NOGUEROL, OTIURA AND LOZANO THINK OVER THE PERUVIAN TERRITORY

Ph: The Drawing Center cortesy.

During yesterday morning (July 31) The Drawing Center of New York announced that Laura Hoptman will assume as Executive Director of the museum located in Manhattan. Curator of contemporary art and reference of the international art scene, Hoptman takes over the direction of The Drawing Center after eight years as curator of the Painting Department of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York.

LAURA HOPTMAN, THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DRAWING CENTER OF NEW YORK

Luisa Fernanda Lindo, Still de video San Martín.

On Friday, August 10, the San Marcos Art Museum, Lima (Peru), inaugurates snapshots|instantáneas LIM / MAD / MEX, a photographic project carried out by Luisa Fernanda Lindo during 2014-2016 in the cities of Lima, Madrid and Mexico City . The Peruvian artist counted for this project with the support of the SEGIB Scholarship / Casa de Velásquez, the Academy of France in Madrid (Spain) and AMEXID / SRE (Mexico). The exhibition will take place in the Juan Acha room of the San Marcos Cultural Center and can be visited until September 8.

INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE SAN MARCOS MUSEUM, IN LIMA, PERU

Ph: cortesía del ICPNA

When Revolver Gallery opened its doors, Peruvian contemporary art found its internationalization platform par excellence. Ten years after its creation, the gallery has not forgotten its commitment to artists and continues betting -now also from its second space in Buenos Aires- for live art.

OLDER THAN SATAN: A RETROSPECTIVE, A CELEBRATION

Martín Volman, de la serie The other side of the mirror (nº 12)

After the closure of Otsuchi: Future Memories, by Alejandro Chaskielberg, Gachi Prieto Gallery inaugurates this Thursday  Tangencias y otros gestos imperfectos (Tangencies and other imperfect gestures), the show of the PAC program foto 2017 (Contemporary Artistic Practices) -training artists space organized by the gallery- curated by Ariel Athier, Bruno Dubner and Rosana Shoeijttet.

WORDS AND IMAGES GIVE SENSE TO THE WALLS OF GACHI PRIETO

(Piedras encontradas y Piel  Dimensiones Variables) Molloy - de la serie Piedras de Humo, María Leguízamo,  2014 - 2018

Since Saturday 4th of August, the works of María Leguízamo -La espalda de Algo (The Back of Something)- and Julieth Morales -Kup (Spin) - will cohabitate under the roof of El Dorado Space, in Bogotá, Colombia. Leguízamo’s work counts with William Contreras Alfonso curatorship, and Morale’s by Jenny Díaz and Guillermo Marín.

MARÍA LEGUÍZAMO AND JULIETH MORALES AT EL DORADO SPACE (BOGOTÁ)

Ph: Cortesía Fundación Paiz

Almost one month before the XXI Paiz Biennial that takes place every two years in Guatemala, general curator Gerardo Mosquera explains the concept under which this new edition of the second oldest Latin-American Biennial is developed. Focused on the way of proceeding tover a theme, Más allá (Beyond) leaves aside the classic exhausting dialogues of a particular topic.

MÁS ALLÁ: XXI PAIZ BIENNIAL

Ph: Thomas Dane Gallery

From June 8 to July 21, the London gallery Thomas Dane Gallery, presents Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow, an exhibition that focuses on the renowned art gallery and meeting place Signals London (1964-66) . It is the first exhibition that brings together the work of artists who participated in Signals London: space founded by Guy Brett, Paul Keeler, David Medal, Gistav Metzger and Marcello Salvadori, while pointing out the global impact that results from the union of interests generated at that specific point in the history of art. As an interdisciplinary space open to critical research and social encounter.

THOMAS DANE GALLERY CLOSES SIGNALS: IF YOU LIKE I SHALL GROW